Tour De Fun

I’m ashamed at how little I write about Murfreesboro. I mean, yeah, it’s not Nashville Proper, but it’s what, 15, 20 minutes away? Some of Nashville’s best bands come from there, and housing is affordable.

I was so pumped when one of my followers on Twitter sent me the info about Tour de Fun. I remember reading about it last year and almost completely missed it this year!

In case you’re like me and hadn’t heard about Tour de Fun, it’s a group bike ride/music festival that takes place tomorrow in Murfreesboro. There will be over 40 bands playing at several different locations, and as a group everyone attending the festival bikes to each location. The ride in total should be about 18 miles, which is a pretty decent ride.

The tour starts at noon Murfreesboro Outdoor and Bicycle (MOAB) at 310 N. Maple St. There will be bands and BBQ (!!!). There will be raffle tickets sold there for prizes and whatnot, and that’s where the riding starts. So if previously blogged about Scavenger Hunt doesn’t sound like your thing grab your bike rack and head down to the ‘Boro for some serious rock. Also, I’m a safety nut, so I’d like to suggest you bring a helmet too, because I love you all.

In the meantime check out this mixtape of some of the bands playing.


Check out the lineup and schedule behind the cut.

The Route:
MOAB (310 N. Maple St.) 12 p.m.
Prophet Nathan

The Cubbyhole (1002 Leaf Ave.) 2:15 p.m.
King Arthur
Mom & Dad

Hausu (914 Ewing Blvd.) 3 p.m.
Fake Brad

Fortress of Solid Dudes (1109 Old Lascassas Pike) 3:45 p.m.
Awesome Shirt
Turtle Bangs

Ivory Tower (1021 Ewing Blvd.) 4:30 p.m.
Old Hands

Wonderhousen (1327 Atlas St.) 5:30 p.m.
Ayatollah Gold
Black Majesty

Scottie’s Duplex (1615 Elrod St.) 6:15 p.m.
We Were The States

Grandma’s House (2415 Yearwood Ave.) 7 p.m.
Thank You Ma’ams
Good Luck Ola
Kids Are Goats
Carter Routh

Trash Mountain (1619 Greenland Dr.) 8 p.m.
Yoseph y la Zilla

Schadenfreude Haus ( 1001 Eaton St.) 8:45 p.m.
Crayons & Antidotes
Sleepy Pie Skulls

Lion’s Den (2971 Middle Tennessee Blvd.) 9:30 p.m.
Frojan Horse
One Big Owl
Inert Ingredients

Meow Manor (1109 N. Spring St.) 10:30 p.m.
Laser Slut
Brown Swarm
Baby Breath

Frankie Avalon’s (815 Ewing Blvd.) 11:30 p.m.
Famn Damn
Paper Not Plastic

Boobie Trappe (2201 E. Main St.) 12:45 p.m.
Big Cats
Hey There Baby

Houselhoff (2213 Raider Dr.) 1 a.m.
Meth Dad
Squirrel Shepherd
Yer Heart

Temptation Club (2404 Halls Hill Pike) 2 a.m.


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